Special Issue "Morbillivirus Infections"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2014)
Dr. Rik L. de Swart
Department of Viroscience, Erasmus MC, PO Box 2040, 3000 CA Rotterdam, The Netherlands
The open access journal Viruses is devoting a special issue to the topic ‘morbillivirus infections’. Over the last decades we have seen exciting developments in this field. Global measles vaccination coverage has increased, resulting in a significant reduction in measles mortality. Moreover, in 2011 rinderpest virus was declared globally eradicated – only the second virus to be eradicated by targeted vaccination. However, other animal morbilliviruses continue to cause significant disease, both in wildlife and domestic animals. The identification of new cellular receptors and implementation of recombinant viruses expressing fluorescent proteins in different animal models have provided important new insights into the pathogenesis of morbillivirus infections, and their interactions with the host immune system.
In light of your expertise in the area of morbillivirus infections, I would like to invite you to submit a review article on your subject for this special issue.
Dr. Rik L. de Swart
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. Papers will be published continuously (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are refereed through a peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Viruses is an international peer-reviewed Open Access monthly journal published by MDPI.